|Fractal Philosophy - Ambientium [kahvi265]|
Epic is the word that springs to mind when you listen to this masterpiece from ambientium. hailing from the czech republic, ambientium is a talented duo who asked if kahvi would like to put out their latest album, fractal philosophy. so, here is the end result in all its high quality, enjoyable finality. ambient beginnings with hadron era lead you into pleasing swirling textures and beat driven (solar fields styled) tracks which wouldn't be out of place in the ultimae catalogue...
Keywords: kahvi; idm
|Randomajestiq - Artkillah [kahvi181] - rubicante|
Its been a while since we've heard anything from the Belarussian artist Randomajestiq but he's crept in upon us once again with a new ep. Six tracks of the usual classy RM styling and production, dark and moody (artkillah) to more upbeat tempos and catchy melody (magic carpet). A whole range of different styles are covered here - something for everybody.
Keywords: idm, kahvi, chillout, banana
|Lackluster - 071099 [kahvi003] - Lackluster|
Hollow flanged sounds - Lackluster vs. the '80s? Sweet melodies and all that.
Downloads: 3,096 (8 reviews)
|Bad Loop - Don't Ever Let Go EP [kahvi039] - Bad loop|
Bad Loop returns in a double track release. Like his Lumme EP released on Kahvi (release #029), the quality of the tracks is outstanding. What can we expect next from `Bad Loop`?
Downloads: 4,702 (1 review)
|Epoq - Green Wet Green [kahvi012] - Epoq|
Abstract freeform melodies and huge piano - experimental with jazz attitude.
|Saul Stokes - This Road Is Glowing [kahvi103]|
kahvi is honored to welcome the legendary saul stokes to our shores. stokes is everywhere. everywhere ambient exists, at least. he's on the top five cds for echoes Radio, he has designed sounds for the evolver synth, he's a featured artist on several labels (hypnos and databloem), and has made a sample cd for sale at amg uk. saul stokes is well-known in the ambient community for creating his own hardware synthesizers.....
Downloads: 700 (2 reviews)
|Aaron Goldbody Vs. Luke The Wizard - Z Veseljem Exported EP [kahvi019] - Aaron goldbody vs. Luke the wizard|
Luke the Wizard, aka DJ Nova, building melodic electronic moods and beats for two tracks, 13 minutes sharp.
Keywords: Minimal Techno
Downloads: 1,230 (2 reviews)
|Jugi - New Kings [kahvi118] - Jugi|
another exclusive release for kahvi. this time we bring you scene legend - jugi. a completely different departure from our usual releases, chill, electronic and elektro jazz/disco. mellow in the extreme, jugi brings a collage of different styles, perfectly balanced and emminently listenable.
|Alexey V - Serbia[kahvi180] - rubicante|
Once again we welcome Alexey V to the Collective. After his previous releases this time we have an eleven track album for your delectation. With the usual high quality production, atmospheric and detailed sounds, original compositions, Alexey creates a whole range of different audio experiences in this selection of tracks. Ranging from the purely ambient 'Weird View' to the more beat driven 'Khali' the tracks feature a dark, industrial and moody feeling throughout...
Keywords: idm, kahvi
|Dream Generator - Glazed [kahvi214] - rubicante|
Brilliant oldskool early nineties techno meets the latest up to date vibes. Dream Generator, hailing from Toronto, Canada, gives us a nice north american influenced six track, verging on the commercial but with the added ingredient of european idm influences. an interesting crossover ep between the two continents and definately a very listenable release. As the artist himself writes '"Glazed" is a small archive of selected early works made between 1995~2005, music produced after the semi-experim...
Keywords: kahvi; idm; netlabel
|Lackluster - Last song for the night [kahvi132] - lackluster|
after a long time in waiting, finally we can once again welcome lackluster to kahvi. a calming delicacy to ease your post new years aches. a sentiment laden festival of sound, created purely by sampling from one of the first ever portasound 'synths' that yamaha made well, proving you can make a quality track with any sound source, esa gives us a treat in the form of some of his trademark idm.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM
|Various - Kahvi Release Compilation #1 [kahvi001-047] - various|
the whole kahvi 'mp3' release archive, including all the releases from kahvi001 to kahvi047 before we moved to using ogg vorbis as the audio format of choice. artists featured include lackluster, esem, blamstrain, epoq and badloop (including the well known track `lumme`, as heard on numerous web radio stations) enjoy.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM
|Aleksi Eeben - Five Fish Fingers [kahvi225] - rubicante|
It seems that 2007 has been a year for the odd and strange and Five Fish Fingers is probably one of the strangest you're likely to hear from the Kahvi fold. Truly bizarre springs to mind for a couple of the tracks but there is a mark of true genius in there as well. 'Ground fish' is a prime example of craziness but then it jumps into a purely excellent piece of semi-game/semi-idm styled music, interesting, refreshing and exciting...
Keywords: kahvi; idm
|unknown way [kahvi140] - alexander chereshnev|
marking release #140 with something just a little bit special - we welcome alexander chereshnev to the stage. an unknown entity sometimes surprises, and this is certainly the case with these tracks. excellent production and content, surprising sounds and textures. two extremely listenable and fitting tracks to add to the kahvi collective.
|floor to flood [kahvi154] - saul stokes|
kahvi is extremely happy to once again welcome guest artists saul stokes. a single track - floor to flood - which is similar in style to mantarey yet equally listenable and enjoyable. the sounds from sauls own made synths make a comeback, tricky textures are created through rasping and sweeping pads. subtle percussion deftly supplementing the track with just the right expression. visit saulstokes.com to buy his work as digital downloads or his cds...
|delusion [kahvi141] - dreamers universe|
a rare thing indeed to kahvi. an ep that includes a couple of tracks with vocals! breaking my own rule of not releasing vocals (too many tracks in the 90`s were ruined by some bimbo adding useless and talentless vocals to tracks) I decided to release this one. the title track 'delusion' has a very depeche mode air about it, but I might even hesistate to add that this singer is better ;) enjoy this release from dreamers universe.
|Nagz - Plaketatzatziki [kahvi047] - Nagz|
A delicious blend of addictive melodies, submerged basses and some cool grooves, this is tasty to the extreme, a track you can go back to and play over and over again - originally written in XM, with a few spices added later.
|Jonix - Maps [kahvi102]|
a newcomer arrives on the kahvi shores, bringing a slightly different style on a tried and tested theme. relaxed, electronic, atmospheric. basically what kahvi stands for. welcome jonix.
|Pinza - Thickline [kahvi048] - Pinza|
Delicate synth pads with matching rhythmic arpeggios gradually bring out the flavour, crescending into a creamy track that takes your breath away.
|Unicode - Poems EP [kahvi055] - Unicode|
Unicode, another artist from the depths of Siberia, brings us a minimal offering - 2 tracks of quiet, atmospheric sounds, to put you into a calm, reflective mood...
|4T Thieves - The Abyss [kahvi005] - 4T Thieves|
4T Thieves takes a magical trip to the deep sea.
Downloads: 1,729 (1 review)
|Epoq - Esrever [kahvi024] - Epoq|
Part 2 of Epoq's experiments on sound on Kahvi - still floating in the same beautiful universe, this time with a bit more of a straightforward vibe...
|Elden Magnetic - Name My Brain [kahvi076] - Elden Magnetic|
A cross-genre track, with elements of drum and bass, ambient and club music all rolled into one. The dark, off key chords make this track one which has just got `something` about it.
|Epoq - Switch Invert Remix [kahvi050] - Epoq|
Something a bit special, once again from Epoq - ambient beats and dark, quiet sounds make a real atmospheric track. Special permission has been given to release this track - it's a remix of a track by Tim Koch (Shorts In Alaska, out on DeFocus Records).
|Crud - Polyfoniatulijavei [kahvi033] - Crud|
A completely different style now, from Crud (Corrupt Records). An ambient soundscape with quality alongside that of The Orb - this is a continually evolving track with a feeling of warmth.
|Xhale - Wet Lens [kahvi006] - Xhale|
Smooth, minimal, and a bit jazzy - this is thoughtful listening for the quiet days.
Downloads: 666 (1 review)
|Sound on Canvas - Fluid [kahvi122] - sound on canvas|
another new artist arrives - sound on canvas. a choice selection of some of his strongest tracks. giving us flowing ambient sounds in the title track "fluid" through to more dance orientated track "phenomenan", each track getting progressively more complex than the last. an excellent overall collage of sounds in this debut ep.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM
|Skybax - Shorestory EP [kahvi044] - Skybax|
A new artist brings chilled idm to Kahvi once again. Skybax has his own ambient/electronic style, which brings you back to listen again and again.
|Various Artists - Avaruusromua EP [kahvi066] - Various artists|
Broadcast on Avaruusromua (Space Junk) on YLEQ Finland (a national radio station) on Sunday 9th February, the Kahvi Collective 1 hour special featured these new (unreleased) tracks from the following artists.
|kahvi collective - Music for a Nightmare [kahvi209] - rubicante|
Its time for a various artist compilation - and what artists! Saul stokes, Igneous flame (Pete Kelly), Alexander Chereshnev , Eneftze and Masse Memoire. As the name suggests, this release acts as a descriptive passage, the process of a nightmare. Mellow and chilled to begin with leading into harsh vibes, fast beats, distortion and then passing into the calm, cool, clear waters. An exciting release which is guaranteed to get the blood pumping...
Keywords: kahvi; idm; netlabel
|tales of the circle ep [kahvi143] - kolibries|
another quality artist arrives on kahvi - kolibries. presenting a five track ep containing a multitude of audio styles ranging from easy listening to ambient/idm combined. nice sounds, textures and production throughout give this intricate and comfortable ep a nicely polished edge. welcome kolibries.
|Blamstrain - Kotno [kahvi106] - Blamstrain|
a complete opposite to the recent releases, blamstrain arrives with a bang. or rather, a hard dance style track - that of the early 90's set. ah, brings back memories ;) if you like it retro and techno then check this out.
|Blamstrain - Advance [kahvi074] - Blamstrain|
That man known as Blamstrain returns to the Kahvi shores.. this time with 'Advance.' It sports a simple beginning, getting more defined and arriving with a wall of sound - that Blamstrain sound, and its cool.
|Aaron Jasinski - Shards [kahvi083]|
A different direction from Kahvi this time, with a thumping track from one A. Jasinski. Rhythmic gourds of sound merge with a serious and outspoken drum track. Fast and furious.
Keywords: Techno; Techdub
|Diskreet - Tracks With Names Written Forwards [kahvi100]|
its here, kahvi #100. and no substandard release to tackle this prestigious number. a stunning premier for diskreet, who once again, hails from the middle of the forest in cold cold finland. clearly inspired by boards of canada, an amazing ep, dragging you in and not letting go until the last sound has ceased. [cover by afterglow]
|Taipuvaluotisuora - Sopimaton Jalkine [kahvi086]|
A new track from Crud (and his band!) the unpronouncable title means - `A shoe that doesnt fit`. A track from their forthcoming album. Credits for the track go to: Crud (acoustic + electric guitars, programming), Esko Grundström (keyboards and flutes), Jani Puistovaara (midi guitar). A simply fantastic track.
|Jobe - Copypas Technology [kahvi028] - Jobe|
A slightly different departure from the usual Kahvi style, the good old days of the C64 brought up to date. Listen and remember.
|Lackluster - Happyarpeg [kahvi023] - Lackluster|
Lackluster meets weasel, livejammin' on Juno. Spacy analog arpeggios for the whole family.
|Affective Disorder - St. Dizier at Night [kahvi188] - rubicante|
Welcoming Affective Disorder to Kahvi. St Dizier at Night is a journey through several audio genres, the ambient 'le pont vers l'espace' and 'soul of a cloud' to the idm 'cilkadrol' - a journey through a city at night with the smooth meeting the harsh and spikey. Excellent production meets French style. Definatley one to be added to my playlist.
Downloads: 299 (1 review)
|Sbindon - Tingeling 2k (Psilodump Remix) [kahvi089]|
A new artist ventures onto Kahvi with a very dynamic yet easy listening track. Tingeling is an easy mix of mellow leads and heavy bass, along with the subtle background nuances that we got to know through Badloop. This one caters for most tastes..
Keywords: IDM; Ambient
|Blamstrain - Stress and Consequences [kahvi196] - rubicante|
I`ve been forced to break Kahvi's unwritten rule. The no vocals policy has gone out the window, but its for a good reason. Blamstrain is back for a guest appearance of such quality (and oddity) that I couldn't really 'not' release this ep. Exobo (verging on the vocal house but with a serious IDM edge) to Saleet. Some lovely ideas, effects and production make this curious evolution from previous Blamstrain releases one for the collection...
Keywords: kahvi, idm, house
|Xerxes - Xerxes For Dummies [kahvi165] - Rubicante|
What can I say? Xerxes, the Norwegian legend has given Kahvi an exclusive selection of previously unreleased tracks. Seventeen audio treats ranging from the seriously ambient My Favorite Kind of Silence to the most beautifully composed piano lead in Slide. Old and new works make an appearance in this huge and amazing album - the definitive Xerxes, just for you, good Kahvi listeners. Playtime of around 1 hour +.
|Stud - Tipatune [kahvi056] - Stud|
Cool deep bass drops us into a track not unlike the Bad Loop masterpieces, though with Stud's style - not quite so ambient as his previous releases but again, something refreshingly simple. Definitely one to go back to again and again.
|Aaron Jasinski - Right On [kahvi058] - Aaron Jasinski|
Starting off as a simple beat, this guest release forms into a wall of sound with hidden depths. There's certainly more of a groove to this track than usual Kahvi stuff, but Aaron has come up with a unique sound, digital with a rare analogue warmth. More tracks from Aaron Jasinski? Watch this space..
Downloads: 413 (1 review)
|Audio Cephlon - Flotilla [kahvi123] - audio cephlon|
a familiar name to some of you, audio cephlon, a resident musician of australia takes kahvi back to its roots - good old fashioned mellow idm with a sentimental edge. with obvious influences such as boards of canada et al, audio cephlon creates complex rhythms and highly emotive melodies with a soft and padded feel.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM
|Renegade Sinewave - Arlanda [kahvi043] - Renegade Sinewave|
A guest release - a progressive track, with analog white noise brings in a slow and booming bassline, building and building into a rather dark track.
|Speak - Mindsplit [kahvi228]|
Branching off in a completely different direction now @ Kahvi. Something entirely refreshing comes in the form of a six track ep from guest artist mindsplit. The ep is a dub oriented blast with elements of ethnic percussion, idm and electronica and reggae beats. Slow paced but interesting and diverse, Mindsplit sets the mood for the kahvi 'christmas release week' which will be happening from 17th to 21st december...
Keywords: kahvi; idm
|milk and three ep [kahvi148] - mint|
its back - back to the oldskool - with this small ep from uk artist mint. a severe retro embelishment of audio arrives in the form of milk and three ep - its got it all, ancient pads and drones, chilled out analogue and the last track - bright lights, bright ideas - sounds amazingly similar to a certain uk techno act from years gone by (orbital for those who dont know). nice vibes abound, interesting sounds provide - so go ahead, listen and enjoy.
|Sektor - Under the Moonlight EP [kahvi129] - sektor|
dark and moody, cold and dreamy. a clandestine ep from guest artist sektor. the winter has arrived, the streets empty and nostalgic for the summer. an ep to stir those memories of the warm sun... analogue sounds with simplistic beats. slight melodies and rythms with depth in layers. welcome sektor to kahvi.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM
|Integer Ring: Frukost EP [kahvi109] - Integer Ring|
you may have run into integer ring on another netlabel recently, a rather ambient offering. now he arrives on kahvi with a diverse ep mixing elektro with idm and beyond. fresh sounds, quality renditions and once again, tracks that you want to come back to again and again.